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Dec 5, 2012 8:00am PST
those things? and that machine can only throw the baseball at 30 meters per second. that's how fast. 30 meters per second. it's all regulated to throw that fast. now, it's gonna throw a ball to you. you got your catcher's mitt. hit, boom, you catch. how fast do you catch it? 30 meters per second, right? that's because the machine is at relative rest to you. there's no motion between you and the machine. so you're gonna catch it at 30 meters per second. now, let's suppose you are in a truck and the truck is going that way at 10 meters per second. 10, get that? i throw the ball just like before. you catch it. how fast it's going? well, check your neighbor. you're going away. you're moving away from it. faster or slower, gang? slower. - in fact, what's the answer? - 20. you're gonna catch it at 20, 20 minutes per second, right? aboutish? let's suppose you turn the truck around and you come toward the ball-throwing machine and the ball-throwing machine throws just like before to 30, but you're now moving this way at 10 meters per second. when you catch the ball, that ball's gonna hit yo
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Dec 31, 2012 8:00am PST
ways to shut that whole thing down. >> what i want to know is [inaudible] >> what is at stake is not some material thing called the planet or environment. what is at stake is tearing down our children's futures. >> today, we look back at 2012. all that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. today, we look back at 2012, and the most expensive election in u.s. history. president obama defeated mitt romney forcing the republicans to reconsider their policies among others returning women and immigrants. while the major party presidential candidate did not take on fossil fuel, climate change in any of their debates, it was a year of extrem e weathr from melting of the arctic to superstorm sandy to the massive typhoon in the philippines. 2012 will also be remembered for a series of mass shootings from aurora, arata, to the sikh temple, to be shooting in newtown, conn.. the case around trayvon martin sparked national protest after officials refused to arrest george zimmerman. president obama continues his secret drone wars. w
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Dec 5, 2012 3:00pm PST
doubt. "i have found something interesting to work at and time to do it." for almost three decades, winslow homer made his home on prouts neck, a rocky point just south of portland, maine. his house still stands on the high ground overlooking the sea. visiting thelace where homer lived and worked is john wilmerding, deputy director of the national gallery of art. homer's studio was a remodeled stable set about 200 yards from a large summerhouse thatis older brother bought in 1883. although homer was close to his family, he enjoyed the solitude his studio provided, but most of all, it was the ocean outside which reall made this place so important to him. the love of nature was very much a part of homer's time. his family joined the growing number of americans in the late 19th century who could afford to escape the city heat and spend summers at the shore. homer's relatives on both sides had been engaged in shipping and trading for generations. his father, charles savage homer, carried on an import business. his mother, henrietta benson homer, was a watercolorist whose flower picture
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Dec 17, 2012 3:00pm PST
. >> in the deadliest rampage at an elementary school in u.s. history, 20 kindergarten students and six staff members of the school are killed in newtown, connecticut. >> i have been at this for one- third of a century, and my sensibilities may not be of the average man, but this probably is the worst i have seen or the worst that i know of any of my colleagues have seen. >> the massacre occurred in newtown, connecticut, just miles from the national shooting sports foundation, the nation's second most powerful pro-gun lobby in the country after the national rifle association. we will host a debate on gun control between the gun honors for america and the coalition to stop gun violence. then we will speak to paul barrett, author of, "glock: the rise of america's gun." and we will get a report from the streets of cairo from sharif abdel kouddous. >> of voting among the division. egyptians headed to the polls on saturday in the sixth national election in nearly two years. this time, to vote on a referendum and a hotly disputed constitution. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "d
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Dec 11, 2012 3:00pm PST
and look at all of this behind me. i've been hearin' about this place, readin' about this place, seein' pictures of this place for years now, but this is my first opportunity to actually spend some time here and it is overwhelming. and if you think this is beautiful, look over here. this is otherworldly. it's spectacular. it's magnificent. and ron, you're the superintendent of this place. where are we right now? >> we are at red cliffs natural preserve in red rock canyon state park, and this red rock canyon state park is 27,000 acres of beautiful cliffs that you see here in the background. >> well, now, when you say "beautiful cliffs," that's the understatement. what are we lookin' at? why is it this color? and i assume this is why red rock canyon got its name. >> that is correct, huell. the area here has a transverse fault called the garlock fault that comes off the sierra nevadas and tehachapi mountains, and this area was covered with a lot of sand and sedimentary rock many, many years ago in the miocene, the pliocene era. well, then, later came a volcanic surge and laid over
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Dec 28, 2012 8:00am PST
cliff. no to a cat food christmas. >> as president obama meets with congressional leaders at the white house, we speak outgoing democratic congress member dennis kucinich abouthe so- called fiscal cliff and a bill to continue the controversial domestic surveillance program. then, will the government -- of nerve north carolina pardon the wilmington 10? >> it is not a secret an injustice has been done. now, governor perdue has an opportunity to right the wrong. we cannot go back to 1980. this is 2012. >> the north carolina governor is being urged to pardon a group of civil rights activists were falsely convicted and imprisoned 40 years ago for the firebombing of a white owned grocery store. the conviction wic overturned in 1980, but the state has never pardon them. we will speak with one of the wilmington 10 who served eight years behind bars and it became head of the naacp. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama is set to meet with congressional leaders at the white house just three day
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Dec 29, 2012 2:00pm PST
spent her final hours at a hospital in singapore. she suffered from severe organ failure as a result of her terrible injuries. >> her family is shattered by this development. at the same time, they realized it the best medical attention was provided to hurt and in the and it was the scale of the injuries that was too much. >> her body is being flown back from singapore for last rites as india which for the arrival of the victim. many are coming to terms with the ordeal. the victim and her friends were on a boss. she was severely beaten with an iron rod and gang-raped almost an hour before being thrown from the moving vehicle. the police have charged six people with her murder. >> why do people feel so strongly they are prepared to defy the government orders and protests in the streets? >> the protests started tuesday, after the attack, when she was a hospital in critical condition. they gained momentum at this point. during this point is when the government was forced to look at the issue, forced to actually have a good look at what is happening in india with regards to violence agai
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Dec 11, 2012 11:00am PST
w h and he cleared a new path for english art. (anthony caro) you look at the history of english art, and it's pretty miserable after constable and turner and so on, and henry, somehow, was competing with braque and picasso and so on. you know, he was in that same league. and so it made people realize you can be an artist - and you can be english. (narrator) sculpture made him famous, his celebrity enshrined in wax at madame tussaud's. other celebrities bought his works and enjoyed his company. (dorothy kosinski) i actually think that one has to consider quite seriously a very intriguing dilemma, and that is whether an artist's sense of direction and value and worth is that potentially obscured by fame? (narrator) henry moore was born in the mining town of castleford in 1898. his career began in 1921 when he left yorkshire with a scholarship to study at the royal college of art in london, a bastion of academic formalism. but he found his real inspiration on the other side of london at the british museum. he visited twice a week for years, drawing objects from the museum's vast et
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Dec 4, 2012 11:00am PST
. "that i am in the right place, there is no doubt. "i have found something interesting to work at and time to do it." for almost three decades, winslow homer made his home on prouts neck, a rocky point just south of portland, maine. his house still stands on the high ground overlooking the sea. visiting the place where homer lived and worked is john wilmerding, deputy director of the national gallery of art. homer's studio was a remodeled stable set about 200 yards from a large summerhouse thatis older brother bought in 1883. although homer was close to his family, he enjoyed the solitude his studio provided, but most of all, it was the ocean outside which reall made this place so important to him. the love of nature was very much a part of homer's time. his family joined the growing number of americans in the late 19th century who could afford to escape the city heat and spend summers at the shore. homer's relatives on both sides had been engaged in shipping and trading for generations. his father, charles savage homer, carried on an import business. his mother, henrietta benson
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Dec 16, 2012 4:00pm PST
♪ >> a bomb threat at a u.s. church just hours before president obama joins mourners in connecticut. ♪ the church was evacuated as heavily armed security forces moved in. hello, there. coming up -- the french foreign minister calls time on the syrian president. outside damascus, french forces killed 25 people in a palestinian territory. the japanese conservative party crushed its components. the website that reveals how heavily london was bombed in world war ii. hello, there, thank you for joining us. heavily armed police have evacuate a church where mourners had gathered in the wake of u.s. school shootings. they searched the house next door after receiving a bomb threat. president barack obama is preparing to travel to a new town to console the grieving relatives of the 27 victims. joan is live for us in new town. what do we know about this threat that the >> i am not sure that i would make that much of it. i am afraid to say that bomb threats are a way of life in this country. when there is a major national story, people take it upon themselves to do this kind of thing. nonethe
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Dec 19, 2012 3:00pm PST
to wait for another massacre? are we going to have this discussion six months, another year, 12, at 13, 20, 100 people die? we cannot wait any more. >> do your congress member carolyn mccarthy lost her husband 19 years ago and the long island rail road massacre. her son was gravely wounded. she's become a leading advocate for gun control as pro-gun politicians and lobbyists fall silent. there is a seismic shift that could lead to gun control legislation. we will ask her. then we look at the fight to save social security as negotiations of the so-called fiscal cliff intensified. >> i do believe the opportunity is there, the parameters of the deal are clear, the path to a compromise is clear. and he hopes the republicans will meet him on that path and do something that would be very good for the american people, for the middle class, and our economy. >> we will speak with arizona congressmember are raul grijalva on his opposition to president obama's plan to cut more from social security than the military. in an exclusive interview with native american activist leonard peltier from pr
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Dec 6, 2012 3:00pm PST
public at large, and so we monitor health status in a much broader sense. our job is to watch the health of the american public, and when we see disturbances in the health of the american public, when we see diseases, our job is to try to figure out why they occur and how to both control them-- but more importantly, to prevent them. people often ask why this large public agency is located in atlanta instead of the nation's capital. we are the only major government agency that is not headquartered in washington, dc, and both the fact that we're not in washington as well as the date that we were established, tells you something about our history. in 1946, troops were returning home from europe and the pacific after world war ii. the joy of their return was tempered by public health concerns about what might be arriving with them. would their homecoming also reintroduce diseases that had been erased from the national scene? in the southeastern part of the united states, up until well into the 20th century, this was an area that had malaria. there was a lot of concern that as soldiers return
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Dec 6, 2012 8:00am PST
throwing higher and higher velocity particles at matter, three people in germany, lisa meitner, otto hahn, otto-- strassman, i think, anyway, what they did was they threw slow moving neutrons at uranium isotopes and they found a reaction that changed the world. and the reaction that changed the world is that what you see before you here. it's in your textbooks. the first page in the chapter, fission and fusion. and all we're saying is that it turns out if a slow moving neutron taps into uranium 235 isotope-- [makes sounds] --it will lay it right in half, and the isotopes, instead of a little particle coming off like maybe a proton or an alpha particle, the whole things falls on half. wild. and-- [makes sounds] here's a typical reaction. there are many reactions. this is just the typical one. the uranium busts in half into krypton and barium. these are about halfway down the periodic table from where the uranium is. and the neat thing was, is there were also an ejection in the average of about three more neutrons. now, if you can slow these neutrons down-- they're going kinda fa
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Dec 3, 2012 8:00am PST
make a choice at station time. and victoria-saurus is ready to go make a choice. zaria-saurus can go make a choice at a station. hendrick: it's wonderful when we can count on children to do the right thing because they want to, not because they have to. one of the best ways to make this happen is to provide as many opportunities as possible for youngsters to make their own choices and decisions. we have to keep in mind that whenever we give a child a choice, we should be prepared to honor their decision. so, we better think carefully before we offer one. boy: i got to go there, david. woman: "excuse me" is the word we say, and then we ask the person to move. "excuse me" is a way of letting them know you need to be in that space. you don't need to push them away. boy: i hate this! this ain't working. woman: if you want to make another choice, there's other stations open. uh-uh, uh-uh, uh-uh. hendrick: how many times have we caught ourselves asking no-win questions, such as "would you like," or "would you do it, o.k.?" and then we don't like the answer? we've asked children to make a c
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Dec 24, 2012 8:00am PST
had a concussion at the bridge. my legs went out from under me. i felt like i was going to die. i thought i saw death. all these many years later, i don't recall how i made it back across that bridge to the church. but after i got back to the church, the church was full to capacity, more than 2,000 people on the outside trying to get in to protest what had happened on the bridge. and someone asked me to say something to the audience. and i stood up and said something like: "i don't understand it, how president johnson can send troops to vietnam but cannot send troops to selma, alabama, to protect people whose only desire is to register to vote." the next thing i knew, i had been admitted to the local hospital in selma. amy goodman: explain that moment where you decided to move forward, because i don't think the history we learn records those small acts that are actually gargantuan acts of bravery. talk about-i mean, you saw the weapons the police arrayed against you. what propelled you forward, congressmember lewis? rep. john lewis: well, my mother, my father, my grandparents, my
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Dec 28, 2012 5:30am PST
understanding is they were presenting people from coming because one of the speakers at the rally called on the government to stop preventing people joining because the organizers here believe that this project not only -- sunni claims of discrimination and marginal was asian. they say the issue is wider and it involves also shiites and also kurds. so i think the crowd is very significant. >> you will be following those events for us. thank you perry -- thank you. diplomatic efforts to end the fighting in syria appear to be regaining momentum very russia, one of the few major powers to maintain links with the syrian regime has sent invitation for talks to the head of the opposition syrian national coalition. the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov says he believes the transitional governments with assad still in power for a time must be put in place. he said both sides must agree to a peace plan to avoid for the chaos. >> we are against any interference from outside parties, outside countries in syria. we have an understanding that we need a ceasefire in order to save the lives of citize
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Dec 16, 2012 2:00pm PST
for joining us. heavily-armed police have evacuated a church where mourners had gathered in at the wake of the u.s. school shooting. president barack obama is preparing to travel to midtown -- to newtown to console the families of the victims that include 20 children. john, what do we actually know right now about this threat? >> i am not sure that i would make all that much of it. i am afraid to say that bomb threats are a way of life in this country when there is a major and national story on. people tend to take it upon themselves to do this kind of thing. nonetheless, this is the catholic church behind me and there was a service going on on sunday morning when the world's media count out outside, including al jazeera english, so people running out looking quite frightened. we're told there was a bomb threat. we have pictures of this. you can see from these pictures the police and military turning up in serious-looking vehicles and sealing off the church and they are still presently conducting a search. they also searched a school situated near by the church building. no word wh
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Dec 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
. >> the opposition is reporting shelling across the country. they claim at least 20 people have been killed, eight of them children. >> these are the bodies of civilians that activists say are the victims of government shelling. the videos that show heavy fighting in several areas. incensed fighting continues. mortar shells and similar schelling's ha. -- shellings take place. the government enjoys air superiority and is using it without reserve. but these rebel fighters are already getting ready for a full series. they are training for the creation of a future syrian army. >> after liberating several areas, our thinking is that it shifted the for the syrian national army. our main goal is to topple the regime of, but we need to find an alternative to a takeover. >> organized and eager. they have inherited a lot. >> thousands of people have taken to the streets for the third time this week, protesting a number of arrests, targeting city officials. >> thousands have taken -- the ministers bodyguards are arrested, accusing the government of being sectarian. >> this crowd is not politica
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Dec 24, 2012 3:00pm PST
? we want our freedom and want it now. amy goodman: we spend today's hour looking at the bloody struggle to obtain-and protect- voting rights in this country. our guest is the former chair of the student nonviolent coordinating committee. now 13 term congressman john lewis. >> it is so important for people to understand, to know that people are suffering, struggling. some have died for the right to participate. the boat is the most powerful nonviolent tool that we have a democratic society. >> across that bridge, life lessons for change. with congress member john lewis. all that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. amy goodman: we spend today's hour looking at the bloody struggle to obtain-and protect- voting rights in this country. since 2010, at least 10 states have passed laws that require people to show a government- issued photo id when they go to the polls. while supporters say the laws protect against voter fraud, others argue they're more likely to suppress voter turnout among people of color, the poor a
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Dec 30, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >> there is a basic fairness at stake in this whole thing that the american people understand and they listened to an entire year's debate about it. they made a clear decision about the approach they prefer, which say balanced, responsible package. they rejected the notion that the economy grows best from the top down. they believe the economy grows best from the middle class out and at a certain point, you know, it is very important for republicans in congress to be willing to say we understand we're not going to get 100%, we are willing to compromise. >> if a deal can get through the democratically controlled senate it will put pressure on the republican-cro -- controlled house to vote it through as well. >> i do understand the politics. the president won. he ran on raising rates and he's going to get a rate increase. >> the hope is that the bill can be presented to the house by late sunday or monday. >> what's the latest word that you are hearing, john, from inside the u.s. senate? those top-level negotiations taking place right now? >> well, the news is not good, fegicity. we are t
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Dec 19, 2012 5:30am PST
lives at risk and in fact, polio workers have been threatened in the past, why weren't they given adequate protection? >> the government of pakistan is organizing these campaigns with support of the world health organization, unicef, international partners. we do our very best to protect all polio workers in pakistan. but you know, this is a huge country and the government of pakistan is of course organizing these campaigns. >> but this is a campaign backed by the united nations and the world health organization. why isn't the world health organization involved more and the protection of these people? >> we are involved as much as we can, of course. we have a security system within who to protect people who are actually working in the polio program, including the polio vaccination. a huge program, affecting all parts of pakistan and the ownership of the programs, of course, given to the program. it is a collective responsibility for all of us. this has been isolated. it had never actually attained the problem we have seen at this stage. it is a completely new development. >> does
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Dec 23, 2012 4:00pm PST
central syria. dozens of people are reported to have died when the bakery they were queuing at was destroyed. the un envoy arrived in syria for more talks. we have this. >> panic, chaos, anger. this is the aftermath of what the opposition says was an air strike carried out by a syrian fighter jet. those killed and wounded were queueing outside a bakery. only five days ago, this area was under the control of government forces. the rebels recently opened a new battle for this section of central syria. the state still has superior firepower to the strike back. the government says it is willing to engage in dialogue, but the other side is not. >> i have general advice. time is getting short. hurry and move toward us. these military efforts to topple the government are not getting rid of the president or occupying the capitol. >> defiant words and defiant actions on the ground. but the opposition believes the government has been weakened and is looking for a deal to stay in power. un and arab league special envoy lakhdar brahimi is in damascus to find a settlement to this work, but it i
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Dec 23, 2012 5:30am PST
europe. play an active role in it. all of the points he was making almost directed at soviet gross tony who has said he will run for prime minister and has criticized the work of mario monti in the last few months. mario monti was talking about silvio berlusconi's ideas. it would be wonderful if the things could be scrapped. he has come out with popular statements that we will scrap what monti has done. monti has said it is not possible because italy needs the money. he is laying out an agenda. he was still doing it and will live. they are things he hopes will take place next february. we do not know what party will play in the government. he has not announced who will run as. mr.. will he play any part in the next government? will he allow them to use his name? we do not know yet. we will listen. >> the vote is over but not the controversy. the muslim brotherhood says the people who voted in favor of the new constitution. official results will not be known until a released monday. the draft constitution would represent a significant political -- tryout -- triumph for morsi. >> thi
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Dec 4, 2012 8:00am PST
different for people at rest. it turned out the speed of travel for that particular case where we go from 2 hours to 2 1/2 hours was 60% the speed of light. you saw the film that kinda got into all the stuff about counting flashes, counting flashes and all that sort of things. would you like to see that nice and succinct so there's no question? so when you look at what i'm gonna put on the board, boom, it all makes sense? time dilation comes alive. would you like to see that? i can do that for you right on that empty part of the board. would you like to see it? never mind the talk, never mind the rhetoric. let's get to it, huh?. here's time dilation. hey-ey-ey. all right, huh? - that do it for you? - yeah. now...what's that mean? this is derived in the footnote of your textbook, is that not true? simple pythagorean theorem, right? geometry, okay? i won't go through the elaboration now. but it just states that the time, the funny business, time. the time that one will experience due to relativistic effects-- meaning really motion effects, huh? the time that one will experience will have to
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Dec 30, 2012 2:00pm PST
dangerous. there are bad conditions. been at this time of year, it can be very rough. more than 20 rounds. -- drowned. taken out of the sea, freezing cold, by coast guard. but there is no answer. he seems very confused about what to do next. he knows almost nobody in the city and does not speak the language. >> yesterday and tomorrow. just in case the heels of news -- hear some news. >> there are syrian families crowded in basements. this is not what they had hoped it would be. >> they will try to keep going, no matter how ill-prepared they are to receive them. >> continuing demonstrations. and 30 years on. a murder. >> hello, again. it is just one system after another one. taking a look at the satellite picture, this is going into the eastern parts of canada. it was certainly a lot of snow. there is another weather system working its way across the rockies. there is winter weather as we go through monday. this whole system than is marking its way up towards the eastern part as we go into tuesday. there will be rain, and that would drag down temperatures. the rest is quite quiet at
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Dec 14, 2012 3:00pm PST
begin to learn language and other symbolic systems at birth. in time, they become a part of who we are and how we perceive the world. still, it's difficult for those of us in one culture to fully understand the symbolic systems of another. for archaeologists, the task is even more complex. the cultures they study can no longer be directly observed. archaeologist david webster. webster: suppose i came into this stadium a week, or even a century, after all the people left. how would i figure out what happened here ? what this arena was used for ? this is the dilemma facing archaeologists. symbols are of fundamental importance in understanding any human culture because they're so laden with meaning. but they're not very durable, and even if we find them, often we can't decode them. in this case, though, i'm in luck because of this -- writing. writing is a set of graphic symbols that is directly or indirectly related to language. keach: we use writing to convey very specific information, from introducing team members to explaining the referee's hand signals. this detailed guide brings
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Dec 24, 2012 7:00pm PST
from a high-ground advantage at a berm near the home. he had bare indicated or set himself with the weapons to shoot the innocent responders. >> the gunman had a long criminal record, shot himself dead at the scene. the weapon he used must have been obtained illegally. >> we have to get a handle of gun control and the mental health issues. for the last 20 years, we have been turning people loose. i think we have swung too far. i think there are people that still need to be in institutions that are a danger to themselves and others. this is a classic example. >> monday is the eve of the festival of christmas and if tori has been making headlines in the u.s. the firefighters shooting comes just over a week since a gunman killed 26 people including 20 children at an elementary school in the town of newtown, connecticut. sparking a debate about whether semiautomatic guns should be banned. the n.r.a. recommended armed guards be placed in all schools. president obama has announced a task force to look into gun control in the u.s. several congress people are planning bills for the new year
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Dec 30, 2012 5:30am PST
much. brahimi, the arab league on voice as as it gets worse, they are looking at others. >> there are four million people in syria in desperate condition. 2 million displaced and another 2 million may not have left their homes and villages but they lack even the most basic necessities. they are not a number. they're human beings. men, women. there are also half a million refugees, most of them in jordan and turkey. you feel ashamed standing in front of them try to tell them is that will give hope. >> thousands fleeing are going to greece. >> the emigrants' washing ashore are now struggling with their first european winter. they are from somalia, afghanistan, increasingly syrian. all on a camp that is run by volunteers to provide food and shelter. he has just arrived from aleppo with a vague plan to find his brother in athens. >> our live was assured in syria. we cannot stay in syria. there were bombs attacking the houses. we cannot stay in syria. >> this is where many people cross over to the greek island from turkey. it is seen in the distance behind me. it is not far away, but t
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Dec 16, 2012 5:30am PST
delegates at a conference right now. >> the director of was the 1942 conference that the anc should have 1 million members. in other words, there is no member that has not paid his dues. if we say they are in good standing. the anc remains popular with the masses about our people, not only to vote for it, but to join it as members. we may be the only organization that is growing all the time. not staffed by a few members, but many. today, december 16, is the day in which the anc launched the season in 1961. in south africa, we marked the 16th as the national day of reconciliation, \. . >> our reporter is there. what can you tell us about what was said and how is he being received? >> we have seen a confident jacob zuma. he was doing what he does so well. he has the talent for waking up a room. the anc has a lot of issues to deal with and a lot of infighting. when coverage started, some delegates stood up and had issues with the president and the anc. he was cleverly told to be quiet. we are seeing some people who were booing him in the background. people are happy with this conferen
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Dec 20, 2012 5:30am PST
nigeria. hello from doha, everyone. the russian president has lashed out at the united states, saying american human rights law is hurtin relations. >> no end in sight after nearly two years of war in syria. we will meet one man who spent the last year trying to keep his family alive. the first in a president elected -- first female president elect. for 50 years, algeria has been waiting for an apology from france. the french president addressed the parliament a few hours ago. this was how the president responded to date. >> i recognize the suffering here that colonization inflicted on the algerian people. amongst these sufferings, there was a massacre in other places o f algeria. these are in the minds of the people but also of the french people. >> following that speech for us was our correspondent who explains now why president hollande avoided a more specific apology. >> it seems as though he is taking the route of truth than apologies or using the word sorry, because that would be very difficult for french people to swallow because after all suffering. these were people whose par
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Dec 21, 2012 5:30am PST
>> tribal fighting in kenya. at least 30 people are dead. hello. top stories for al jazeera. thousands of people take to the streets of egypt us second city of defence on religion and the constitution. at 1-year mandate for mali. the go-ahead for national troops. at no end, the standoff for washington. republican plans to avert a fiscal crisis fails to win back supsupport in the white house. at least 30 people have been killed in southeastern kenya. the deaths in the region are being blamed on tribal fighting between the two communities. more now from al jazeera -- nazanineazeera's moshiri. >> a victims are at least five children, five women. many people injured as well. enya's red cross says they have managed to evacuate 16 seriously injured to a town on the coast. they are still searching in the area for more victims. at the heart of this is land. this is the arid area, water is scarce. grazing land is scarce as well. the orma on the one side, her on the other side the pastor list -- the pokomo back in august and september, hundreds were injured and thousands were replaced
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Dec 12, 2012 8:00am PST
water here? do you think all the water molecules in that glass are moving at the same speed all the time? how many say, "oh, yes. at exactly the same speed all the time." stand up. nobody. how many say, "well, there's a whole distribution of speeds "and the average that relates to that which we call temperature"? show of hands. yay, we got the idea. but you have all kinds of speeds in there, gang. you've got fast ones, you've got slow ones. you've got some at absolute zero in a moment-- [makes sound] --when it comes to a dead halt, boom, that corresponds to absolute zero. the next minute, something hits it, bam, bam, bam. they're moving in all kinds of speeds. so you got a distribution of speeds. and the distribution goes something like this. it's like the distribution of our test scores. remember how your test scores were? score, number--no. here was the score here and the number of people getting the score? well, the same type of thing here. this would be the temperature or we could say the motion or the kinetic energy. the kinetic energy of molecules in a glass of water versus the num
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Dec 25, 2012 8:00am PST
our first conversation, dr. matÉ talked about his work as the staff physician at the portland hotel in vancouver, canada, a residence and harm reduction facility in downtown eastside, a neighborhood with one the densest concentrations of drug addicts in north america. the portland hosts the only legal injection site in north america, a center that's come under fire from canada's conservative government. i asked dr. matÉ to talk about his patients. >> the hardcore drug addicts that i treat, but according to all studies in the states, as well, are, without exception, people who have had extraordinarily difficult lives. and the commonality is childhood abuse. in other words, these people all enter life under extremely adverse circumstances. not only did they not get what they need for healthy development, they actually got negative circumstances of neglect. i don't have a single female patient in the downtown eastside who wasn't sexually abused, for example, as were many of the men, or abused, neglected and abandoned serially, over and over again. and that's what sets up the brain bio
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Dec 21, 2012 8:00am PST
and sanctions, we look at a new film "road map to apartheid." >> i have been able to visit israel and palestine on more than two occasions. and what i experienced there was such a cruel reminder of a at a painful to protest south africa. we were largely controlled in the same way. >> we will speak with the israeli and south african born co-director of the film, then reverend billy on the end of the world. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. people across the united states are expected to join a moment of silence at 9:30 this morning to mark one week since the massacre at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. last friday morning, adam lanza opened fire at the school, killing 20 children and six adults. a series of back-to-back wakes and funerals are continuing for the victims. those mourned on thursday include catherine hubbard, benjamin wheeler, jesse lewis, and allison wyatt, all aged six, and grace mcdonnell, age 7. the service was held in new york for teacher anne marie murphy, wh
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Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm PST
met congressional leaders at the white house on friday to discuss a deal. he said the talks were constructive, but did issue a warning on behalf of the american people, demanding congress take action. >> america wonders why it is that in this town, for some reason, you cannot get stuff done in an organized time table, where everything has to wait till the last minute. we are now of the last minute. in the american people are not going to have any patients for a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> the president said he was modestly optimistic that the january 1 deadline for the fiscal cliff could be averted, but that is contingent on a vote in the senate on a compromise bill, and that will have to get an up or down vote. there is a majority for that, with some tax increases for upper-income people. the question is what level would be acceptable to republicans. more crucial to that is, whatever the senate proposes and passes on to the house, will it be acceptable to the majority of republicans in the house, who control that body? if it is not, we may be having anoth
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Dec 31, 2012 5:30am PST
auckland at the start of 2013. the new year has already started elsewhere in the pacific. in other news, at least 10 people have been killed in a series of explosions across iraq. dozens more wounded. kirkuk was among the cities targeted. seven people have died in bombings, all thought to be from the same family. iraq's prime minister, nouri al- maliki, is saying foreign countries are instigating sectarian division. more protests are expected in anbar province. they are demanding the release of sunni prisoners. tell us more about the explosions in iraq. who was targeted? a was carrying them out? -- who was carrying them out? >> we are getting conflicting reports about who the target was. the houses were demolished because of an improvised explosive device. one house belongs to an iraqi police officer. the other two might have been used as a place where shia pilgrims rest on their journeys towards the police city of karbala -- holy city of karbala. there might be a sectarian element in these bombings. it is not confirmed yet. other reports of violence in different parts of iraq and the e
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Dec 27, 2012 3:00pm PST
the onset of the so-called fiscal cliff. obama and republican leaders remain at a crossroads on reaching a budget deal before the combination of spending cuts and tax hikes kicks in with the new year. on wednesday, treasury secretary timothy geithner told congress the u.s. will reach its federal borrowing limit on new year's eve, threatening the same default that was narrowly avoided last year. in a letter to lawmakers, geithner vowed to take extraordinary measures to avoid a new default but said any remedies would only be short- term. the u.s. has acknowledged for the first time a carried out a september drone strike that killed 11 people in yemen. the victims were packed into ain truck on a desert road in a town of radda when they're struck by a missile. the washington post reports the yemeni government tried to hide u.s. responsibility for the attack by taking credit for carrying it out. the yemeni government also initially claimed only militants were killed in the strike, or forced to withdraw that claim after mourners tried to bring the dead bodies to the gates of the presi
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Dec 13, 2012 11:00am PST
, and what we got in its place is this motrosity, which certainly esn't fit intoheeighborhood at all. they're pi, ey're fluf, they're g,hey'riendly,here. and it really annoys me that people come in here and don't wa to blend into the neighborhood. narrator: like lissa forshaw, man: jthey either didn't want ous an older house, or they didn't want to fixt up, or money was no object, swith houses cong down and new houses going up, d the w houses unfortunately withhe existg archture. a cole of years o, this was just like a new suburb. there was just simply such an incredible density narratorto geograph, olr uses le this oneonstruction. being replaced by newer ones like these, reflect more than just a local superficial trend. they are the result of global forces from f beyonthis region. here we are now in south shaughnessy in a street where i would guess more than half the houses have been rebuilt within the last five years, and it's a striking example of the meeting of the local and the global. to understand the landscape changes on this block, you need to understand the remarkable trans
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Dec 20, 2012 3:00pm PST
now!" >> in a single gun law cannot solve all of these problems. we're going to have to look at mental health issues, look at schools. there'll be a whole range of things that joe's group looks at. >> as president, bows new action on gun control, we look at the end violence from newtown, connecticut to the streets of chicago, were nearly 500 people have been murdered this year. we will speak with goldie taylor. both her dad and brother were murdered. for years he owned a gun. on monday, she give it up. rhonda lee has been fired for defending her short, natural hairstyle on facebook. to the bribery aisle. how walmart got its way in mexico. >> and mexico, and a lever to tell a bribery and one of the world's largest corporations -- walmart. >> an ever imagined i was opposing such a super power. >> in april, the new york times revealed how wal-mart's leaders hushed up evidence of widespread bribery by the largest foreign subsidiary. now the times examines the relentless campaign of bribes behind wal-mart's most controversial store in mexico, in the data supermarket built in the shad
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Dec 24, 2012 5:30am PST
government in syria with full authority. but at the same time, the syrian president as well as his regime will be allowed to remain in place without any authority. again, this is unconfirmed. but already near has been a reaction from the opposition, angry reaction. we heard from the head of the syrian national coalition, the main political body in exile. the said -- will not accept any solution that would, in his words, save the regime. we want assad to leave. he will not be able to stay in power. even fighters on the ground, they tell you we will not accept anything if the president is not prosecuted for his crimes and held accountable. because the opposition, when you talk to them, they are very confident and they feel they are winning this war and it is just a matter of time. but obviously on the ground the government continues to strike back and it is striking back hard and there has been no let up in the violence. panic, chaos, anger -- this is the aftermath of what the opposition says was an air strike carried out by a syrian fighter jet. the syrian observatory for human rights as t
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Dec 25, 2012 5:30am PST
close to a holiday. >> the shooting comes over one week after adam lanza killed 20 people at a school in newtown, connecticut, sparking a debate about gun nuts. >> we not only have to get a handle on gun control, but the mental health issue. we have been turning people lose, and i think we have gone too far. there are people that need to be in institutions that are a danger to themselves or others. >> president obama has announced a task force to look into gun control, and several members of congress are planning bills for the new year. some say it should not be so easy to buy a deadly weapon, but the gun lobby has made it clear they do not intend to give up the right to bear arms but with more innocent people die in by the bullet, something will need to be done. >> the people of newtown, connecticut, are observing a somber christmas. support has been pouring in from across the world as residents come to terms with the killings. 20 children and six adults were gunned down, prompting renewed debate about gun control. police in china have rescued 89 children in a major sting against chi
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Dec 17, 2012 5:30am PST
detonated a vehicle at the gates of the compound of a foreign contracting company. the explosion was felt two kilometers away rattling windows in the city center. at least two people killed in that explosion and dozens of casualties. among them afghans, american citizens and south african citizens. >> a car bomb has wounded several others. it exploded at a market outside a local office and it comes after security forces foiled an attack by the pakistan taliban. >> the island of fiji is being hit by its big cyclone in 20 years. tourists have been evacuated and thousands of people are seeking refuge. power is out and flights in and out have been canceled. >> fiji is used to storms, but rarely this. cyclone evan, fresh from a destructive path across some of came north and west. this is where 20,000 people live, some of them recklessly. >> we are very strong. >> wind of more than 200 kilometers an hour smashing through the island in lifting routes. among those hunkering down arcturus. in fiji for a sunny break. >> seek a higher place. everyone is moving. >> at least 3000 people are seeki
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Dec 18, 2012 8:00am PST
for the 27 victims killed in friday's shooting rampage at sandy hook elementary school. on monday, noah pozner and jack pinto, 06 years old, were laid to rest in small caskets. more funerals are slated today including two more 6-year-old victim's, james mattioli and jessica rekos. at the white house, president obama convened a meeting with top officials to discuss ways to respond to the newtown massacre, including potential proposals for gun control. pressed for details, white house press secretary jay carney reduced offer any specifics on how obama plans to address the nation's gun violence. >> is a complex problem that will require a complex solution. no single piece of legislation, no single action will fully address the problem. >> in the aftermath of the newtown massacre, a number of pro-and lawmakers are signaling a new willingness to soften opposition to restrictions on weapons. senator joe manchin of west virginia, a longtime advocate of so-called gun rights, said when it comes to gun control, "everything should be on the table." virginia senator mark warner said he would
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